Kooks sell-out gig leaves Oban hungry for more – a lot more
The Kooks smashed it in Oban at the weekend, writes Kathie Griffiths.
After a four-year break, the band from Brighton played the Corran Halls with their new album in tow and an awesome support band, Vista Kicks, all the way from California.
Oban’s big venue hall was packed and as the temperature soared so did the crowd’s enthusiasm.
The pop rockers lived up to expectations, lucky for them, as the hungry crowd howled for more.
Lead singer Luke Pritchard thanked fans for their love and support as he introduced the band’s fifth album, Let’s Go Sunshine.
Hit song She Moves In Her own Way and the band’s new material got the crowd moving in their own way; they were roaring to hear Naive.
‘You’re loud,’ quipped the frontman whose slip ’n’ slide movements on stage were Mick Jagger-esque in detail. Last year they were supporting the Rolling Stones in European stadiums and on their sold-out UK arena tour.
With Let’s Go Sunshine making it into the top 10 album chart, Saturday was the four-piece group’s first time in Oban and hopefully not the last. Luke, 33, said they would like to play Scotland more. Oban was the only Scottish gig of this five-date tour, with the other four taking place in Belfast, London, Middlesbrough and Brexhill-on-Sea.
New York is to follow, tickets for the Netherlands, Germany and France are on sale for 2019.